Bike storage lockers to be introduced via GO Transit
On Tuesday, Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Eleanor McMahon announced the integration of bike storage lockers at GO Transit stations and car pool lots across Southern Ontario, funded by the cap and trade program as part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan.
Dubbed the Commuter Bike Parking Program, the hope is that these new storage lockers will encourage people to use their bikes to get to their second transportation stop. Eight bike lockers will be installed at 15 commuter parking lots across the province, equaling 120 bike lockers in the province by March 2018. Twenty eight bike rooms will also be installed at GO Stations, starting in spring of 2018.
“We are providing expanded and more secure bike storage at our GO stations to make it easier for our customers to lead active lifestyles and choose transit first. Improvements like this will also help us welcome more customers as we expand GO train service throughout the region,” said Rob Siddal, Interim President and CEO of Metrolinx, in a statement.
The project represents a $4.5 million investment from the provincial government.